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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240670/well-being-and-associated-factors-among-women-in-the-gender-segregated-country
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Hoda Jradi, Oraynab Abouabbas
Well-being is an essential measure that contributes to the evaluation of the health and quality of life of populations. In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as physical, mental and social well-being. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between July and September 2015. Women aged 18 years old and above were invited to participate in the study. The data were collected using the WHO's Well-Being Index questionnaire. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were fitted to identify factors that are significantly associated with well-being...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232884/practicing-dentists-self-efficacy-and-associated-factors-in-managing-the-treatment-of-adults-with-mental-and-physical-disabilities-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Sakher AlQahtani, Ebtissam Zakaria Murshid, Hani Talal Fadel, Saba Kassim
Background: Provision of oral healthcare to adults with mental and physical disabilities (AMPD) remains a challenging area across various healthcare systems. The present study aimed to assess self-reported efficacy and investigate factors associated with self-efficacy in the management of AMPD among practicing dentists in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A pilot-tested, self-administered questionnaire was distributed to a convenience sample of 1000 dentists. Descriptive and inferential analyses were performed on the collected responses...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229894/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-status-epilepticus-in-116-saudi-patients-predictors-of-outcome
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Raid Harb Hommady, Muhammad Talal Alrifai, Osama Khaled Mubayrik, Ruba Salem Alayed, Muhannad Abdulrahman Alsemari, Ahmed Arumayyan, Waleed Altuwaijri, Duaa Baarmah
BACKGROUND: Status epilepticus (SE) is a common, life-threatening condition. Multiple factors are used to predict its outcome and evaluate its risks, and there have been only a few studies in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVES: Investigate predictors of SE outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review study. SETTING: Tertiary center, Riyadh. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed all pediatric cases (age 14 years or younger) of SE admitted between January 2005 and December 2015, collecting data on age, sex, date of birth, developmental status, pre-existing neurological diseases, SE etiology, Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) scores, and electroencephalogram (EEG) findings...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229893/prognostic-factors-for-epilepsy-following-first-febrile-seizure-in-saudi-children
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Abdullah I Almojali, Anwar E Ahmed, Muhammed Y Bagha
BACKGROUND: Febrile seizure is the most common convulsive event during childhood, but it is generally considered benign. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the rate of epilepsy after first presentation of febrile seizure and to describe factors that can predispose children to have subsequent epilepsy after their first febrile seizure. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: A tertiary care center in Riyadh. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All children whose first febrile seizure developed between 2009-2012, and who were admitted to the pediatric wards...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229892/influence-of-body-mass-index-on-severity-of-dental-caries-cross-sectional-study-in-healthy-adults
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Majdy Idrees, Mohammad Hammad, Asmaa Faden, Omar Kujan
BACKGROUND: The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and dental caries is still undetermined. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the relationship between the dental status by decayed, missed, filled teeth index (DMFT), and BMI by age and gender among healthy adults. DESIGN: Analytical, cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: University dental hospital in Riyadh. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Healthy adults aged between 18 and 35 years were recruited during the 10-month period from March 2015 to December 2015...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229891/cost-effectiveness-of-oral-agents-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-compared-to-interferon-based-therapy-in-saudi-arabia
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Mai F Alsaqa'aby, Varun Vaidya, Noura Khreis, Thamer Al Khairallah, Ahmed H Al-Jedai
BACKGROUND: Promising clinical and humanistic outcomes are associated with the use of new oral agents in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This is the first cost-effectiveness study comparing these medications in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the cost-effectiveness of fingolimod, teriflunomide, dimethyl fumarate, and interferon (IFN)-b1a products (Avonex and Rebif) as first-line therapies in the treatment of patients with RRMS from a Saudi payer perspective...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229890/q192r-polymorphism-in-the-pon1-gene-and-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-a-saudi-population
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Khalid Khalaf Alharbi, May Salem Alnbaheen, Fawiziah Khalaf Alharbi, Rana M Hasanato, Imran Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by abnormal levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood. FH is a risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The relationship between the paraoxonase 1 (PON1) gene, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease has not been studied in Saudi patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the genetic associations of the Q192R polymorphism in the PON1 gene with FH in Saudi patients...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229888/the-association-between-body-mass-index-and-frequency-of-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalization-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-a-pediatric-population
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Ghadah Abdulrahman Alhekail, Alaa Althubaiti, Sulaiman AlQueflie
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both asthma and obesity are increasing. Although some studies suggest an association between body mass index (BMI) and frequency of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation, any association remains unproven. OBJECTIVE: Estimate the frequency of asthma exacerbation in obese children, and identify any relationship between BMI and frequency of ED visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation. DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228963/the-influence-of-frequently-consumed-beverages-and-snacks-on-dental-erosion-among-preschool-children-in-saudi-arabia
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Yousef H Al-Dlaigan, Laila A Al-Meedania, Sukumaran Anil
BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence of dental erosion and its association to commonly used beverages and snacks among 3 to 5 year old preschool children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Three hundred eighty-eight preschool children between 3 and 5 years old were selected from 10 different schools using a cluster random sample selection; there were 184 (47%) boys and 204 (53%) girls. The surfaces of each tooth were examined for erosion, and the level of tooth wear was recorded...
December 11, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225484/the-prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-its-associated-risk-factors-among-a-sample-of-female-university-students-in-tabuk-saudi-arabia
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Riyadh A Alzaheb, Osama Al-Amer
Background: Prior data on iron deficiency anemia's (IDA) prevalence and associated risk factors among female university students are scarce in the Saudi Arabian context. This study therefore recruited a sample of female students at the University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, to investigate IDA prevalence and risk factors and fill the identified research gap. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 200 apparently healthy female students aged between 19 and 25 years was performed between February and June 2016...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218125/the-seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-toxoplasmosis-among-female-undergraduate-university-students-in-saudi-arabia
#11
Riyadh A Alzaheb, Osama Al-Amer
Objectives: Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a serious public health issue, but limited data has been published to date on the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, this study aimed to establish the seroprevalence and risk factors of T. gondii infection using a sample of females enrolled at a university in Northern Saudi Arabia. Methods: Using a cross-sectional research approach, we recruited a convenience sample of 180 healthy females studying at the University of Tabuk between February and June 2016...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214078/the-profile-of-saudi-nursing-workforce-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mohammad Alboliteeh, Judy Magarey, Richard Wiechula
Introduction: The Royal Monarchy in Saudi Arabia decreed that all sectors of the workforce would be subject to a policy of "Saudisation" to reduce the reliance on the expatriate workforce and to reduce the unemployment rate of Saudi nationals (Al-Mahmoud et al., 2012). Methodology: A cross-sectional design was chosen to investigate the research questions. The population of this study comprised Saudi Registered Nurses working in MOH hospitals in Riyadh which is the main health care provider in Saudi Arabia (Aboul-Enein, 2002; MOH, 2009)...
2017: Nursing Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213168/pituitary-imaging-in-129-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-a-spectrum-of-findings
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Rushaid N A AlJurayyan, Nasir A M AlJurayyan, Hala G Omer, Sharifah D A Alissa, Hessah M N AlOtaibi, Reem A H AlKhalifah, Amir M I Babiker, Sarar Mohamed
Growth Hormone (GH) deficiency is the most common pituitary hormone deficiency in children. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain detects structural pituitary anomalies associated with GH deficiency. This retrospective hospital-based study was conducted at King Khalid University hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the period (January 1995-June 2016). The available radiological, clinical and laboratory records of all children with confirmed GH deficiency by dynamic testing who had MRI brain were reviewed...
2017: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213166/precocious-puberty-an-experience-from-a-major-teaching-hospital-in-central-saudi-arabia
#14
Huda A Osman, Nasir A M Al-Jurayyan, Amir M I Babiker, Hessah M N Al-Otaibi, Reem D H AlKhalifah, Sharifah D A Al Issa, Sarar Mohamed
Precocious puberty is a developmental process that gives rise to secondary sexual characteristics before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys. In general, precocious puberty can be classified as central or peripheral. This is a retrospective hospital-based study was conducted at King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the period January 1990 and December 2016. Data were abstracted from the medical records of patients diagnosed with precocious puberty, with special emphasis on age, sex, clinical characteristics, and relevant hormonal assay...
2017: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204070/the-characteristics-and-distribution-of-dentist-workforce-in-saudi-arabia-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study
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Abdulaziz A AlBaker, Yazed Sulaiman H Al-Ruthia, Mohammed AlShehri, Samar Alshuwairikh
Background: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shown steady growth in the dental workforce over the last 20 years. Although the number of dental colleges has significantly increased in the last decade, there is not any study so far that described the status of the licensed dentist workforce in the kingdom. The present study aimed to explore the demographic distribution and professional characteristics of licensed dentist workforce in Saudi Arabia. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study using the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) database to identify the number of licensed dentists in Saudi Arabia as well as their professional and demographic characteristics as of December 2016...
December 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193701/perceived-infection-prevention-climate-and-its-predictors-among-nurses-in-saudi-arabia
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Paolo C Colet, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Gabby Cacho, Hikmet Al-Qubeilat, Shiela S Soriano, Charlie P Cruz
PURPOSE: This study investigated the staff nurses' perception of the infection prevention climate and its predictors in two hospitals. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study employing a convenience sample of 224 staff nurses at two general hospitals in Riyadh province. METHODS: The study utilized a two-part questionnaire that captures respondents' characteristics and the validated tool on Leading a Culture of Quality for Infection Prevention (LCQ-IP)...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189976/validation-of-knowledge-and-adherence-assessment-tools-among-patients-on-warfarin-therapy-in-a-saudi-hospital-anticoagulant-clinic
#17
Sireen Abdul Rahim Shilbayeh, Wejdan Ali Almutairi, Sarah Ahmed Alyahya, Nouf Hayef Alshammari, Eiad Shaheen, Alya Adam
Background Although it can result in serious complications due to its narrow therapeutic index, warfarin is widely used in the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic disorders. However, patients' adherence and knowledge are determinants of therapeutic success. Objective We sought to validate instruments to provide a reliable means of identifying gaps in patient understanding and nonadherence to inform targeted pharmacists' interventions to improve these measures. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183021/digital-applications-in-cytopathology-problems-rationalizations-and-alternative-approaches
#18
Nikolaos Chantziantoniou, Maheswari Mukherjee, Amber D Donnelly, Liron Pantanowitz, R Marshall Austin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to raise awareness of problems using digital applications for examining, teaching, and applying telecytology at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, NE, USA; and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The objective was to rationalize problems and propose alternative digital approaches. STUDY DESIGN: We sought to identify solutions to improve the following: (a) interpretive examination scores at KAMC for complex cytological templates (i...
November 29, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164323/safety-of-intranasal-corticosteroid-sprays-during-pregnancy-an-updated-review
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Ahmed H Alhussien, Riyadh A Alhedaithy, Saad A Alsaleh
INTRODUCTION: Rhinitis and rhinosinusitis are commonly encountered in pregnant women. Intranasal corticosteroid (INCS) sprays are generally safe and effective in the treatment of these conditions in the general population. However, the use of some of these INCS sprays during pregnancy is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature about the safety of intranasal corticosteroid sprays during pregnancy. METHODOLOGY: Using different search engines, each type of INCS was reviewed separately (triamcinolone, beclomethasone, budesonide, fluticasone propionate, fluticasone furoate, mometasone, and ciclesonide)...
November 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163736/association-of-glycosylated-hemoglobin-levels-with-vitamin-d-status
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Badurudeen Mahmood Buhary, Ohoud Almohareb, Naji Aljohani, Saleh Alrajhi, Samer Elkaissi, Suphia Sherbeeni, Abdulrahman Almaghamsi, Shawana Abdulhamid Khan, Mussa H Almalki
Background: The discovery of vitamin D is one of medicine's great achievements. Despite all the positive evidence emerging about the beneficial effect of vitamin D, we still find many are vitamin D deficient. The purposes of this study were to examine the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, to test the hypothesis that lower 25(OH)D levels are associated with poorer glucose control in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients and to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on HbA1c levels...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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